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Postby steffUK » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:09 pm

Hi Everyone,

Fiona would like to get the upholstery changed in our truck. I had a look at Regal Furnishings and they look good. Does anyone have experience with them or can recommend another company. We are based in Northants but I'm happy to travel to them. Also any idea what such a service costs?
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Postby sparks101 » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:01 pm

Steff,

I got this company to make up my cushions with covers

http://annrosefabrics.co.uk/

Small company in Isle of Sheppey, not really convenient for you I know. However I was very pleased with their service and general attitude. I guess if you sent them the sizes they could do it via post etc. They have stock fabrics and others they will get in specially. I seem to recall the guy sent me a wide choice.

Some of the prices out there were horrendous, these guys were very competitive.

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Postby steffUK » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:26 pm

Hi,
We need two bench seats done, base and back support.
Bench is ~ 130cm wide, so it won't be the biggest job. Toying with the idea of using leather or faux leather to make it a bit more dog proof.
Thanks for all the help!
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Postby steffUK » Sun Aug 23, 2015 9:06 pm

Thank you Nick, that is exactly what we are after.
Dog proof vinyl that is hard wearing and Steff proof for a good splash of ketchup :-)
Will have a roam around their web site now

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Postby bromleyxphil » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:31 am

Hi Steff
I have built two campers and used Regal for the first one with excellent results. I chose a cheaper option for the second and was very disappointed with both the quality of the foam and the material.

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Postby NeilandPat » Mon Aug 24, 2015 1:17 pm

Just to spice it up and make your decision harder, we used Regal ( southern branch near Battle in Kent)

Awful service, poor quality workmanship, inferior foam.

The cushions turned up the wrong sizes, baggy covers, even on one occasion had the zips to get the cushions out on the wrong side.

I can only comment on this branch but it was really bad, I think they had to go back on more than 6 occasions. From their arrival to the finish was more than 6 months.

Don't know anything about their other branches

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Postby nick disjunkt » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:54 pm

I used CE Moore in west London. I'd have to dig out the invoices for the price but I was very happy with the service and quality. They made me some simple roll-up blinds out of the same material as the seat cushions, a tough grey vinyl. The material has proved robust and comfortable and only gets sweaty if you sit on them naked.

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The road has major parking problems and their yard is too small to store a truck and so the only issue was having to drive down once for them to measure up, and then return a week or so later for fitting.

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Re: Upholster

Postby Zoltan » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:04 pm

I did my own and they kind of look like it! It is the one area of the truck I will redo at some stage but not until the kids have learned to be a bit better at looking after the interior of the box. As with all things the last couple were much better than the first ones! They do what they need to do though

It was the easiest way to achieve the random sizes I needed and I had plenty of winter evenings to kill at the time

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Postby steffUK » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:28 pm

Fiona )SWMBO) has decided that she will have a go at the task herself. So will order some material and see what happens :?:

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Postby Brian-reynolds » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:41 am

Bev has made all mine, and a brilliant job she has done with them.

She is in the process of making some nice seat covers at the moment.... bless.....

We are still not sure just what we do want in there, but are working on it....

It is alright making things in the barn, but it is not until you get out there for a week or so that you really find out just what does or does not work.....

She does have a rather elaborate sewing machine though....

B.


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